What happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas...though Charles Koch probably wishes it would.

We’ve released exclusive audio recorded during the 2016 annual meeting of the Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE) in Las Vegas. In the recordings, professors from Koch-funded schools share strategies to help their peers spread the Koch gospel on their own campuses. They speak frankly about attempts to dodge transparency requests by their students and faculty, mention their cozy relationships with high-level university administrators, mock journalists and portray anything other than their own free market teachings – including humanities, social sciences, gender studies and diversity initiatives – as laughable.

It's damning evidence of the lengths to which the Charles Koch Foundation is going to turn both public and private universities into incubators for its free market ideology, and destroying academic freedom in the process. 

Click-through to read a transcript and hear the audio from each session and read our full press statement here. 

For more information, please contact :
Ralph Wilson (ralph@unkochmycampus.org), or
Connor Gibson (connor.gibson@greenpeace.org) 

 


ASSOCIATION OF PRIVATE ENTERPRISE EDUCATION

ANNUAL MEETING 2016

(Conference Program)
(List of participants)

 

Panel 2.E.5: "Being a Liberty-Advancing Academic"

Monday, April 4, 2016

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Peter Boettke, George Mason University
Adam Christopher Smith, Johnson & Wales University
Art Carden, Samford University
Steve Miller, Troy University
Q&A Session:

 

 

Panel 3.E.6: "Establishing a Successful Academic Center"

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

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Charlie Ruger, Charles Koch Foundation

Howard Wall, Lindenwood University

Steve Gohmann, University of Louisville

Q&A Session:

 

Panel 3.F.7: "Successful Models of Programs in Private Enterprise"

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

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Charlie Ruger, Charles Koch Foundation

Steve Gohmann, University of Louisville

John Garen, University of Kentucky

Brad Thompson, Clemson University

Gerald Gunderson, Trinity College

Q&A Session:

PANEL2.C.5: "being an intellectual entrepreneur"

monday, APRIL 4, 2016

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George Crowley, Troy University

Chris Surprenant, University of New Orleans

Derek Yonai, Florida Southern College

Joshua Hall, West Virginia University + FULL QUESTION & ANSWER

Brennan Brown's Closing Remarks:

 

PANEL 3.F.6: "SCHolarship at the crossroads of policy and academia"

TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2016

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Michael Van Beek, Mackinac Center:

Jonathan Williams and William Freedland, ALEC:

Michael LaFaive, Mackinac Center:

Question & Answer Session: